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NEW GROOVES: “Cole World, The Sideline Story” Album Review

If you believed that HIP-HOP was dead, J.Cole has revitalized it with his new release “COLE WORLD: THE SIDELINE STORY”. The first signee to Jay Z’s ROC NATION Label surfaced when featured on Jay Z’s Blueprint 3 single “A Star is Born”.  With Jay-Z’s stamp of approval, word of this talented lyricist rapidly grew. After numerous impressive mix-tapes, J Cole’s debut album , “Cole World: The Sideline Story”, is finally here. Released on Sept. 27th, J. Cole presents an effortless classic that touches on numerous topics. J Cole’s lyrical delivery over driving instrumentals helps you navigate through the album with out any want or need to stop or skip over any elements. Because of this rare quality, it is difficult for me to choose a favorite track, however, if I had to choose the title track “Cole World”,  “Lost Ones”, and “Nobody’s Perfect” ft Missy Elliot would easily make the cut.  Throughout the project he tells the sideline story of signing to a major label and all the things that come with it. From the quality of this project, I am sure that this North Carolina based lyricist will be making history with his debut. id464427218.webloc.

-Amadi Jae for AOM & The HIGH UP. Follow @AmadiJae on Twitter!

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